The Bundesliga has consistently been a high quality division, but in recent times the German top flight has gone a step above and produced some of the biggest names in world football. Still, it has become a trend for talented foreign players move to the Premier League. With the wealth of talent in Germany, Think Football will analyze which players could potentially make the jump from Germany to England.
In the span of just a few months, Lewandowski has transformed into the most feared striker on the planet. His energy and drive on the ball, coupled with inane predatory skills has landed him a goal tally well over double figures at such an early stage of the season. The Polish hitman continues to be linked with English giants Liverpool, given the history he has had with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool have struggled to find an adequate replacement for Luis Suarez with an injury prone Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke making up a mediocre forward line. Lewandowski would undoubtedly improve Klopp’s side, but whether or not a move is on the cards, is another story. The 27 year old is mainstay in possibly the best club in the world and it would seem incredibly foolish if he were to take a step down to a Europa League team.
Likelihood Rating: 4/10 – Would light up the EPL but a move is highly unlikely
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Like Lewandowski, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has morphed into one of the most feared forwards in the world. At his current club Borussia Dortmund, Aubameyang combines lightning quick pace with a new found, clinical goalscoring touch. The 26 year old is the top goalscorer in the Bundesliga but attacking is not his only strength. Aubameyang leads his side’s gegenpressing when off the ball, unsettling opposition defenders. The Gabonese footballer has been linked with numerous Premier League moves but there are reports of significant interest from the La Liga as well. Aubameyang himself recently revealed that he favors a move to Spain over England which may well eliminate a chance of a Premiership deal.
Likelihood Rating: 6/10 – His fast style of play is compatible with England and a move is possible
A creative midfielder gifted with inane technical ability, Gundogan would be a dream no.10 for any Premier League side. Similar players such as David Silva and Juan Mata have found high levels of success playing in an advanced role in England. But what sets Gundogan apart from other skillful midfielders is his ability to not only play in between the lines, but play in a deep lying role as well. The Dortmund man is energetic in hounding opposition players for the ball while also providing a creative outlet. The German international was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer while a few months later, the rumours concerning his future have died down. Still very young at just 25 years old, Gundogan has time on his side and a move abroad will likely occur at some point down the road.
Likelihood Rating: 7/10 – Likely to occur in the future, would add creativity and verve to a top Premier League club